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Matchup Spotlight (Currently Humans) - Single Choice
Ended Nov 5, 2018
Quote from Max WB »Hey uh, in case people skipped over my previous comment, what's the plan against Blood Moon decks? I'm not even sure if they're going to keep it main board, but I'm interested in knowing how we should deal with it.
Quote from rothgar13 »Speaking of Naya, based on what I've seen from the MTGO meta thus far, the pendulum may be swinging back in that variant's direction. There's a downtick in aggressive decks (so the extra damage that variant takes from extra fetching for Atarka's Command matters less), and there's an uptick in annoying enchantments (so the relative value of Destructive Revelry has gone up). Has anyone else observed something similar?
Quote from ddxxe »Dude, the 3 mana Gideon is cancer. I hate that we can't interact with the emblem and they are just damage sponges. Each loyalty counter virtually translates to additional life points for our opponent against us. The MU is dismal. I'd rather gouge my eyes out with rusty spoons after they have Spreading Seas'ed my lands and the 2nd Gideon comes down; it curtains :.( I need a hug thinking about it.
Quote from Max WB »Went 4-0 for the first time yesterday.
I'm not going to go into too much detail, I just want to talk about my experience against the new Jund deck.
The first two rounds were against Jund. I went 2-1 the first one and 2-0 the second time. Nothing new, just regular stuff. This led me to believe Jund is a very favorable matchup.
The third round I played against Grixis control. I won that match, but we played some casual games afterwards. He played with Jund and won 3 straight games. I don't know how it happened, but it just did.
I learned that there's a lot of lifegain in Jund. Is it now worth it to bring in Rest in Peace against them? Scavenging Ooze and Kitchen Finks are relevant. Usually they need Tarmogoyf to close out the game quickly when they've discarded my hand. However, most people at my LGS are telling me not to have graveyards, but that may be because my graveyard hate yesterday was Relic of Progenitus.
Last round was against BR hollow one. Just raced.
Quote from mrPandarian »Hello ppl. There is one idea I want to discuss with You: Metagame Driven Deck Development.
We all read tonns of various Primers where all our options precicely considered and for each card was given a value... in vacuum. That's it. All this precilations about how bad vexing davil is, or how wonderfull searing blaze was given related to some average situation.
But, do we have such average situations in th day-to-day basis? I bet no. I bet most of your games takes place in a tight community with barely 3 dozens of players, who LITERRALY knows each other from personal cooking tastes to exact sideboard builds, psycology and in game patters of decicion making.
So, what if we are terribly wrong when we make a decition to play or not to play some card? Let me make a concrete exapmle. Most of my fellow competitive players are quite aware of my deck choice. So they always aware of what kind of play I tend to make at 1st, 2nd, 3r tuns.
So, when we are speaking about any dedicated player, who met me in battle, all my "perfect card choices" eventually becomes less valuebale. When any UWR mage around knows that You are That Burn Guys, is Your Boros Charm still THE BEST DIRECT DAMAGE? HELL NO, It's just a 1 to 1 exchange with a Spell Snare or a Spell Pierce! Or our All-Star-Eidolon, if he the best guy here? Nope again. It's just a basic RR sorcery speed Shock! In my last 7 daily tournaments that guys never ever managed to survive in a game where he was rellevant. And here a question arises. Shoud I still play with Eidolons while every serious opponent I face will keep a bolt, a snare or a PtE 146% sure? Maybe its better to swapt Eidolons for basic Shocks, as soon as they do exact same damage in the given meta? At least shocks are way faster. Maybe 2nd turn Shrine Of Buring Rage is better that an Eidolon, assuming they can not kill th Shrine with a Bolt from a starting hand?
Is the RIP still the best grave hate, when everyone knows that You do play exact one + 2 cages? So when they discard it with an Inqusition, they definety have nothing to fear? If if worthy to play Grave HAte at all, If anyone who depends on grave are aware of Your particular choices?